When the Mountaineers (8-5) finally finished off Arizona State, there was a palpable sense of relief. The win marked the first bowl win as a Big 12 team, the first time WVU reached eight wins while members of the conference and gave the seniors, and Howard, a shot of confidence and accomplishment as both continue to move forward. Above, take a listen to the press conference, as Holgorsen again praises Howard and what the victory means.
Below, its the opposite side of the leger, as ASU head coach Todd Graham, along with quarterback Michael Bercovici and wideout Tim White talk about their dissapointment and what went wrong on a series of plays. Graham also speaks to moving forward, and the level of talent the Sun Devils faced in West Virginia, and how the Mountaineers' explosiveness exploited the defense.
And finally, a fun look at the action on the field as West Virginia readied to accept its Cactus Bowl trophy, and the celebrations of not just the players, but staff, trainers, assistant coaches and more. That carried over into the locker rooms as well, and it showcased just what any bowl win means to the seniors, and to the rest of the team as it heads to the offseason.